This is not just an aperitif wine, it’s a dinner wine too.
This is good, and would pair well with any seafood you have to pry from the shell. Try it with a large plate of small oysters. Recommended. DH
Franciacorta has the most demanding standards for any sparkling wine region in the world. They're a substitute for tradition, because the Italian region has been in the bubbles business for only 50 years, which is nothing in Europe.
This sparkler opening with loads of apples of every kind. On the palate apples were also prevalent, along with buttered brioche, turning to caramel as it moved to the finish. It has 1.2% residual sugar and a fine backbone of acids. Drink it with spicy crab cakes. Recommended.